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Bosnian Manuscripts
Bosnia had a long history of manuscript production both in the mediaeval and Ottoman periods. Few manuscripts from the mediaeval period remain in Bosnia, being dispersed or destroyed during the cataclysm of the Ottoman invasion. Despite the destruction of the collection of the Oriental Institute library in Sarajevo during the 1992-1995 war, a number of important collections of Islamic manuscripts survive, including that of the Gazi Husrev-beg Library. An important collection of Bosnian Islamic manuscripts outside Bosnia is the Basagic Collection at the University of Bratislava, Slovakia, which has been entered on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

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